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Lendon Gray

Lendon Gray, Bedford, NY, is a lifelong rider who started in western, hunters/jumpers and Pony Club. While in college she trained with the Olympic Three Day team. Lendon became dedicated to Dressage in 1976 and never looked back. She was a member of the 1980 and 1988 Olympic teams and also represented the US in the World Championships, the World Cup as well as other international competitions. She trained and rode many National and Regional Champions through Grand Prix – her best known are the “ponies” Seldom Seen and Last Scene. As an instructor/coach she trained the youngest winner of the North American Young Rider Championships and was instrumental in developing such well-known riders as Chris Hickey, Courtney King, Liz Hendricks, Jessie Rizzi, and Nancy Later. Lendon is very active in equestrian organizations. To name a few of her committees, Lendon has been on the Advisory Board of the USET, the Board of Governors of the USPC, the Dressage Committee and Youth Committee of the USEF, and has been chairman of the Youth Council and Instructor Trainer Council of the USDF. Lendon is currently on The Dressage Foundation’s Board. In recent years she has dedicated herself to teaching and helping others to have opportunities to enjoy Dressage as much as she has. Lendon is the founder of Dressage4Kids, Inc and the highly successful Youth Dressage Festival. She has been honored by the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, USPC Alumni Academy of Achievement, ARIA Master Instructor, Equine Affaire Exceptional Equine Educator, USPC Legend, Sweet Briar College Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2011 she joined Seldom Seen on the USDF Hall of Fame.